PBS is synonymous with combining education and entertainment, and PBS LearningMedia’s new Summer of Reading collection combines videos, activities and interactive games to help students’ minds stay sharp while they are off from school. With this in mind, we are happy to feature the top summer reading book picks of the PBS LearningMedia’s staff. Please note, although PBS has recommended the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, we have selected a single title from each series to help showcase the kinds of stories that make up these books. For further information about the PBS LearningMedia’s Summer of Reading visit http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
By E.B. White
Garth Williams (Illustrator)
Publisher: HarperCollins; English Language edition (April 10, 2012)
PBS recommends for Grades 1-7
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spider web tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.